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Upcoming Hunger Run aims to help fight hunger in Inland Northwest


Second Harvest and the Union Gospel Mission will host the second annual Hunger Run on Saturday, April 10 at 9 a.m. in Spokane Valley’s Plante’s Ferry Park.

The charities hope to attract runners preparing for Spokane’s 12-mile Bloomsday race, and will feature a timed 5 or 10-mile walk or run organized by race director Carrie Horton.

Proceeds will benefit Second Harvest and UGM’s efforts to fight hunger in the Inland Northwest. More than 700 participants raised funds for the cause last year.

The 5K cost is $30 through March 14, $35 March 15-31, and $40 the day of race. The 10K cost is $40 through March 14, $45 March 15-31 and $50 the day of race. T-shirts will be distributed on race day but are not guaranteed after March 14.

Volunteers are needed to assist with packet pickup, course set up, check in, food, water and aid stations, and finish line and awards duties.

Both Second Harvest and Union Gospel Mission devote services to feeding the hungry throughout the year. Second Harvest distributes over 2 million pounds of freed food to 26 Eastern Washington and North Idaho counties each month. UGM is always open to the public for lunch and dinner, and serves over 1,000 meals every day.

For more information, visit the Hunger Run website.

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Megan Carroll

About Megan Carroll

Megan Carroll is a junior journalism major and interdisciplinary arts minor — which combines her passions for music, theater and dance — at Gonzaga University. Her journalism experience includes news editing and writing for The Gonzaga Bulletin, news feature writing for the Gonzaga University News Service and freelance feature writing with local daily The Spokesman-Review. Megan also serves as the public relations representative for The Gonzaga Dance Council and Boundless Dance Club on campus, and taught free lyrical ballet classes to students for several semesters. When she is not writing, Megan enjoys singing during Gonzaga Women's Chorus rehearsals and weekly vocal lessons, dancing, and weight training. A Las Vegas native and avid hiker, she enjoys the beautiful scenery and different climate in Spokane. She worshipped in the evangelical Christian church throughout most of her life, but recently embedded herself within the Catholic tradition. However, discussions of interreligious dialogue and religious pluralism have led her to many religion reporting passion projects.

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